Featherstone confirm Moors capture

Featherstone confirm Moors capture

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Samoan international prop Junior Moors from Castleford Tigers for the 2021 season.

The 34-year-old joins Rovers as a free agent after spending six seasons in Super League with local-rivals Castleford – where he tallied 114 appearances for the Tigers, scoring 18 tries.

Moors began his career in 2007 with NRL side Penrith Panthers, he spent three seasons at the Panthers Stadium before joining fellow Sydney side Wests Tigers in 2010.

In 2013, the prop made the move to Melbourne Storm, his form in his two years at Melbourne also earned him a call-up to the Samoan national rugby league team.

Following his move to England in 2015, Moors showed outstanding form and was named Castleford’s Fans’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, and 1st Place Player of the Year during the 2016 season.

The following year he helped drive the Tigers to the 2017 League Leaders’ Shield and Super League Grand Final, he was rewarded for his contributions with a new deal that expired after the 2020 season.

Speaking on the move, Rovers Head Coach James Webster said: “Junior is a significant signing for the club. He brings a vast degree of experience from stints within the NRL and Super League.

“His ability to mix his game up between power and skill adds another dimension to our already strong pack.”

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